The Jigawa State Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman who reportedly dumped her newborn baby girl in Guri Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdu Jinjiri, in Dutse on Monday, said the suspect allegedly dumped the baby on Jan. 18 near a football pitch. Jinjiri said “The incident was reported to the police by some footballers two days after the suspect dumped the baby near a football pitch.
“The players noticed the odour of the decomposing baby near their football pitch and reported to the police. “The Police on Jan. 20, traced and arrested the married woman who abandoned the newborn baby girl.” According to Jinjiri, the suspect, who was a divorcee and a resident of Abunabo village, allegedly abandoned the baby after giving birth four months after her new marriage.
He explained that the suspect was already pregnant when they married her to a 50-year-old man. He said she confessed that one Umar Lili, aged 25 of Musari village impregnated her. Jinjiri, however, said investigation into the case was ongoing after which the suspect would be charged to court.